Jan E. Fisher
Published: Apr 11, 2005
Jan E. Fisher, 69, of 114 Owl Hill Rd., Lititz, died Sunday at Conestoga View following an illness of 3 months.
Born in Rohrerstown, he was he the son of the late Verna M. Fisher. He was a 1953 graduate of the former Manor High School, Millersville, he attended Hershey State Police Training School, HAAC for forensic photography, Norhtwestern for crime scene reconstruction, the University of Louisville-Southern Police Institute, and the Bureau of Narcotics and Drugs, Washington, D. C. He was a detective lieutenant with the Manheim Twp. Police Dept. for 22 ½ years. He was a supervisor with the Schaad Detective Agency until his illness, and also worked at the local Mobil gas stations in Lititz. He was a member of the Red Rose Coin Club and the American Numismatic Association. He enjoyed NASCAR and playing the lottery. He was married to Joyce E. Bedger Fisher.
Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Laurie M. (Brad) Godra, Lititz; 2 grandchildren, Erick and Bethany and a mother-in-law, Irene M. Bedger of Lititz.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Jan's Life Celebration from Spacht Funeral Home, 127 S. Broad St., Lititz on Wednesday at 11:30 AM with the Rev. Irvin E. Straw, Jr. officiating. Interment in Bergstrasse Lutheran Cemetery, Ephrata Twp. Friends may call at Spacht Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 PM and Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 AM. Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association of Lancaster and Berks Cos., 630 Janet Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601 or American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603-9983.
Maxine O. Yagel
Maxine O. "Mag" Yagel, 71, of 111 North Alley, Mount Joy passed away Friday April 8, 2005 at the Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster. She was married to Lynn L. Yagel for 53 years last October.
A resident of Lancaster County since 1990, Maxine was last employed for the Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13. She worked there for five years until her retirement due to her illness. Prior to that time she worked as an LPN at Masonic Homes in Elizabethtown. She was a graduate of Muncy High School, class of 1951, and later the Williamsport Area Community College, where she received her Nursing degree in 1968.
She was a member of the Donegal Chapter #422, Eastern Star and the Christian Women s Group, of Mount Joy. Her hobbies included crocheting, sewing, making crafts and cooking.
Born April 23, 1933 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Milford and Sarah Knight Marshall.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, David E., married to Suzanne Mitchell Yagel of Houston, TX; Susan K., life partner of Joan Lewis of Hatfield and Donald L., married to Theresa Pelon Yagel of Muncy; five grandchildren, Aaron, Shanda, Eric, Adam and Joshua Yagel and three brothers, Theodore, (Shirley) Knight, Williamsport, Elwin Marshall, Painted Post, NY and Donald (Judy) Marshall of Seattle, WA. Also surviving are two brother-in-laws, John Thomas II, of Lancaster and Meril Mutchler of Williamsport. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Heath, and two sisters, Grace Thomas and Ardella Mutchler.
A Funeral Service honoring Mag s life will be held at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc., 16 East Main Street, Mount Joy on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 10 AM with Pastor Jerry Berrier. Interment and Graveside Services will be held in Muncy Cemetery, Muncy PA at 1:30 PM. Friends may call at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Mount Joy on Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM and again on Tuesday morning from 9 AM until the time of the service. If desired, memorial contributions in memory of Mag may be sent to Hospice of Lancaster Co., P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Sheetz Funeral Home, Mount Joy.
Elsworth L. Gibbs
Published: Apr 10, 2005
Elsworth L. Gibbs, 82, of Mount Joy, formerly of Elizabethtown, died Thursday morning at Hospice of Lancaster County.
He was born in Sidney, OH and served as an airplane mechanic during WWII.
Prior to retirement, Mr. Gibbs was employed by the National Standard Co., now, Mount Joy Wire Corp.
He is survived by 2 sons, Edwin C. of Seaside OR and Paul H. of Lancaster; 3 daughters, Linda Stoop of Carlisle, Marcia I. Mackey of Abilene, TX and Lori J. Eltz of Mount Joy.; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 11, 2005 from the Frank S. Miller Funeral Home, 130 North Market Street at 2:00 PM. Friends may call from 1:00 until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, contibutions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.
Naomi E. Hess
Published: Apr 11, 2005
Naomi E. Hess, 78, of Pleasant View Retirement Village in Manheim, died Thursday. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin G. and Anna Minerva (Smith) Hess.
Miss Hess graduated from Penn Manor High School in 1944 and from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. She worked at Elizabethtown Hospital for Children and Youth and later at Hershey Medical Center as a pediatric registered nurse.
She is survived by one brother, Elvin S., husband of Miriam (Rutt) Hess of Manheim.
Funeral services will be 11 AM Monday, April 11 at Gundel Funeral Home, with viewing from 10 AM to 11 AM at 415 N. Duke Street, Lancaster. Interment will follow at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Four Diamonds Fund, Penn State Office of Annual Giving, 17 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802-1506.
Harry E. Milburn
Published: Apr 10, 2005
Harry E. Milburn, of S. Ann Street, died on Tuesday at his residence at the age of 60.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Edward Milburn and the late Goldie Taggart Byrd. He was the step-son of Howard S. Byrd.
Employed as a self-contractor for 20 years, he retired in 1992.
He was a member of the Crossroads Mennonite Church.
An avid still-life artist, he also enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by a son, Eric Stewart, and a daughter, Christina Milburn, both of Lancaster; five sisters, Sandra, wife of Richard Cornish, Mary, wife of Gadson Pompey and Darlene Byrd, all of Lancaster, Cathy, wife of Ben Davis of Colorado Springs, CO and Goldie, wife of Pastor Arnold, Pine Bluff, Arkansas and three brothers, Richard Byrd, of York, Albert and Kenneth Byrd, both of Lancaster.
Two brothers, Joseph and David Byrd, and a sister, Lydia Carter, preceded him in death.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Harry's Life Celebration Service at Crossroad's Mennonite Church, 420 S. Christian Street, on Monday at 6:30 PM with Pastor Vincent Witman officiating. Friends may call at the church prior to the service from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM for a public viewing. Interment will be private.
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Patricia L. Wilkinson
Published: Apr 11, 2005
Patricia Lynn Wilkinson, 58, of Landisville, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday. She was the loving wife of David J. Wilkinson.
She was born March 16, 1947 in Pittsburgh, where she was raised, before moving to Vestal, NY in 1970, where she lived for twenty-four years while raising her family. In 1994, she relocated to Lancaster. She was the foster daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Eaches, who were from Pittsburgh. She mostly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and playing with her four grandchildren. She loved bowling, baking, gardening and shopping for antiques. She was previously active in her church's CCD program and her son's Little League Baseball activities.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are two sons, Douglas Todd, married to Erika L. Wilkinson of Landisville and David Charleton, married to Amy J. Wilkinson of Hollywood, MD and four grandchildren, Sierra Lynn, Alexander Todd, Jameson Daniel and Reese Michael. She was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer J. Seddon.
Funeral service will be held at the John E. Kraft Funeral Home, 114 West Main Street, Mountville, PA on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 8:00 PM. Private interment will be held at Silver Spring Cemetery. Friends may call at the John E. Kraft Funeral Home, on Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Dr. Antone K. Fontes
Dr. Antone K. Fontes died at his home on April 8, 2005. Dr. Fontes is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jean Houck Fontes. He was a Deacon and Elder of Highland Presbyterian Church; a member of the Hospitality and Outreach Committees; a member of the Lancaster County Conservancy; past President of the North Lancaster Kiwanis Club, and a member of American Society of Microbiology.
He was born May 5, 1918 in New Bedford, MA, the son of Joseph Jocquim Fontes and Maria Silvera Fontes. He was predeceased by his first wife, Katherine Balthazar Fontes, also of New Bedford.
He will be sadly missed by his children: Susan (Bill) Watkins, Kris Fontes, Michael Fontes, Lynn (Eric) MacEachern, Lisa Harper, Barbara (Rodger) Dunn, Bill (Jody) Fontes, Leslie (Franz) Lembke and Robert (Susan) Fontes.
He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 7 great-granchildren; his oldest and only surviving sibling, Joseph Fontes of Pensacola, FL and many nieces and nephews.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy 1941-1944, he served on anti-submarine vessels and graduated from Chief Commisary Steward School.
In 1947, he graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, VT. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Microbiology from Michigan State College, 1951, and was awarded his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Public Health from Michigan State University in 1957.
Following graduation, he was employed by the Animal Research Division, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and was a pioneer in the field of avian tumor viruses.
From 1960 until 1972, he was employed by Wyeth Laboratories Inc. as Manager, Product Development, Marietta, PA.
In 1973, he joined the faculty at Millersville University. He was Professor and Chairman of the Biology Department 1972-1985; Coordinated programs in Medical Technology, Nuclear Medicine, Respiratory Therapy; Co-founder of the South Central Pennsylvania Consortium for Nuclear Medicine Technology; Chaired the pre-medical advisory committee; and played a key role in the development of the baccalaureate Nursing degree program.
He retired from Millersville University in 1986. He was a member of the American Association for Advancement of Science, and a member of the Society of Sigma XI.
Tony was a passionate chef and lover of fine foods and wine. He passed his love of the culinary arts to his children. He also enjoyed golf, gardening, and fishing.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Millersville University Foundation, Development Office, P.O. Box 1002, Millersville, PA 17551. Please specify the Antone K.Fontes Health Professions Award.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, April 13th at 11:00 AM at Highland Presbyterian Church, 1801 Oregon Pike, Lancaster. Friends may call 10:00 AM until time of service at Highland Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements by Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 394-4097.